Mark Maske of the Washington Post, citing a “person familiar with the deliberations,” reports that the Redskins are still discussing a contract extension with ILB Perry Riley.
However, the two sides reportedly are “not particularly close” to reaching an agreement at this point in time.
Maske adds that the Redskins and Riley continue to disagree about the value of a new contract, and it would likely require a “breakthrough in negotiations” to prevent him from reaching the open market next week.
Riley, 25, is coming off of a season in which he tallied 115 tackles, one interception and a fumble recovery. There is still room for growth with Riley, but he has had some issues with stopping the run.
According to Pro Football Focus, Riley rates as the No. 46 inside linebacker out of 55 qualifying players with London Fletcher coming in at No. 55. Both of them were well below average in run defense, but Riley did show some ability to get to the quarterback as an inside rusher.